Is Occupy Wall Street a communist movement? Is it being run by socialists who wish to bring down the free enterprise system? As you will see in this article, the answer to both questions is yes. Of course many of the people participating in these protests want nothing to do with either socialism or communism. Many of the protesters are simply angry at the big banks or they just want something to be done about the economy. But the truth is that when you take a close look at the “organizers”, the literature and the stated goals of this movement, you see socialism and communism everywhere. As our economic system crumbles, an increasing number of Americans are coming out of the woodwork and are proudly declaring that they are socialists or communists. An increasing number of Americans truly believe that the free enterprise system needs to be brought down and that the answer to our problems is to fully embrace socialism and/or communism. Sadly, this puts Occupy Wall Street in direct opposition to what our founding fathers intended.
If you want to know what these protests are all about, just go down and visit one of them. The following is what Charles Gasparino of the New York Post found when he recently took a trip down to Zuccotti Park….
It’s not an overstatement to describe Zuccotti Park as New York’s Marxist epicenter. Flags with the iconic face of the Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara are everywhere; the only American flag I saw was hanging upside down. The “occupiers” openly refer to each other as “comrade,” and just about every piece of literature on offer (free or for sale) advocated socialism in the Marxist tradition as a cure-all for the inequalities of the American economic system.
Yes, there are millions upon millions of Americans that are upset with the big banks and with the rampant corruption down on Wall Street.
But is “socialism in the Marxist tradition” the answer to all of our problems?
Of course not.
During his visit, Gasparino also picked up some very interesting literature….
Maybe the worse-spent dollar I have ever spent in my life was on a propaganda broadsheet titled “Justice,” which advocates “Struggle, Solidarity, Socialism.” On the front page of the newspaper-like document, beneath the headline “Capitalism: System Failure,” was a tease for a story on the economy and how “influential business economist Nouriel Roubini” recently said how “Karl Marx had it right. At some point, capitalism can destroy itself.”
But it is not just in New York where you find this sort of thing.
For example, a stunning report from a visitor to Occupy Charlotte was recently posted on the Economic Policy Journal blog….
An organizer began reading a script in the way that a minister reads wedding vows, with pauses for the audience to repeat each phrase. The first order of business was an agreement that organizing committee names would be drawn from a hat. The inner circle were known to each other in advance. I could not see the hat, or the people drawing the names, so I can’t say exactly what happened, but I can conjecture.
In any case, organizers were selected from the hat. The very next order of business, I kid you not, was “All socialists will huddle at such-and-such area.”
Silence. The rest of us are wondering, OK, are they going to suggest any other groups? Next announcement: organize in small groups any way you want.
The self-identified socialists huddle. By some miraculous coincidence, the anointed leaders are all socialists.
This is what you will find in city after city. Most of the “leaders” somehow happen to be socialists of one sort or another.
It should be no surprise that Communist Party USA has officially endorsed the Occupy Wall Street protests.
In fact, communist leaders have been speaking at many of the protests. For example, a spokesperson for the national board of Communist Party USA spoke to Occupy Chicago the other day. As you can see from the video posted below, his remarks were greeted with tremendous enthusiasm….
In the video, you can also see protesters marching with Occupy Chicago that are carrying communist flags and that are wearing shirts promoting Communist Party USA.
In this next video, an “organizer” of the Occupy Greensboro protests explains what this “movement” is really all about….
***”We’re the International Socialists Organization… Our goal is to raise political consciousness to build a revolutionary party and work for a revolution here in the United States.”***
***”The problem is capitalism… We need a new system that’s going to put people first and put profit back to the wasteland of history.”***
***”Socialism is the solution. We need a society where everything is produced to meet human needs and wants rather than to make money off of them.”***
The following is video of her comments….
The truth is that the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement are not some great mystery. They have put them out there for everyone to see.
Yesterday, I reported on “The 99 Percent Declaration“, which details the tentative demands of this protest movement.
The following are some of the things that they want….
*Much higher taxes on the wealthy
*The government to provide health care for all Americans
*The EPA to be given the power to shut down any corporation or organization that is damaging the environment
*Student loan debt relief
*Immediate passage of the Dream Act
*Mortgage debt relief and for all underwater and foreclosed mortgages to be bought and refinanced at interest rates of less than one percent
*An immediate one year freeze on all foreclosures
Basically, what the protesters are demanding is a much larger federal government that takes from the wealthy and that gives lots of stuff to them for free.
An increasing number of Americans believe that things such as housing, college education and health care are “rights” that the government should be required to provide for them.
This is especially true among our young people. We have trained them to have an “entitlement mindset”, but we have not trained them to work hard for what they want out of life.
Yes, our economy is a complete and total mess, but the answer is not socialism.
Our nation once had an economy that was the envy of the entire globe. Our free enterprise system was at the heart of that economic boom.
We need to get back to what once made this country great. We don’t want to go down the path that so many other nations have gone down in the past.
One more thing about the Occupy Wall Street protests….
It is curious that approximately three months ago a high level CIA operative began working inside the New York Police Department.
Nobody seems to know exactly why he is there.
His job title with the NYPD is “special assistant to the deputy commissioner of intelligence“.
The timing of all of this is more than a little unusual.
Does this have any connection to the Occupy Wall Street protests?
Did the CIA know that the protests were coming?
It all just seems a little too convenient.
We live in a very strange world.
As the economy falls apart even more, America is going to become very angry. Millions of Americans are going to be searching for a way to express their frustrations.
Many of them will be pulled into protest movements that are run by socialists and communists without even realizing it.
We are a nation that has already been highly socialized, and yet we are going to see protests all over the nation calling for even more socialism.
Today, U.S. households receive more money directly from the U.S. government than they are paying to the government in taxes.
How much farther do we want to go?
Socialism is not the answer.
Communism is not the answer.
Hopefully America will wake up and will remember what once made us so great.
For those of you that would defend this movement, I hope that you are aware of some of the things that are going on at these protests. For example, I love my country and I would never utter the words that some crazed lunatics from Occupy Portland are singing in this video.
Is there anyone out there that wants to defend what those idiots are singing?